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String tree on a tele style headstock

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bluesfordan, Mar 14, 2018.


  1. bluesfordan

    bluesfordan Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2009
    N.H.
    eventually winter will end, probably by Father's day weekend and I'll get my workshop up and running. I need to finish my tele headstock style neck and I don't have a string tree on it. Do they need one and where do I put it? As in x inches from nut and y inches from edge?
     
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    You don't need xy coordinates. Just somewhere around the D A string tuner, and let the strings dictate the lateral point.​
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
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  3. It's around 3 7/16" from the nut on my Fender and G&L. Laterally just do what sissy kathy said...center it over the two strings.
     
  4. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    The second half has been covered. As for if you need one, try without first and see what happens.
     
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Ummm, A string you mean?

    The early P basses had them right where the first curve on the bottom of the head begins. Between the A and E tuners. Google 195x precision bass pics.
     
  6. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Well, if ya wanna get all correct and everything yes, I do mean the A string. I've been mixing up the A and D for almost fifty years. Why stop now?
     
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  7. bluesfordan

    bluesfordan Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2009
    N.H.
    I looked at pictures and it appears Fender put whomever showed up drunk for work that day on the headstock string tree detail. ALL OVER the place.
     
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  8. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Pretty sure it went on after the logo and could be put anywhere as long as it didnt cover yhe logo.
     
  9. bluesfordan

    bluesfordan Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2009
    N.H.
    ooo, the logo. I completely forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me
     
  10. NigelD

    NigelD Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    Here's examples- 20180126_180601.jpg 20180127_021712.jpg
     
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Remember, when you do it the second time it becomes a tradition and you are obligated to continue doing it. :) (I learned that at Texas A&M, where it seems to be an inflexible rule.)
     
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